Retired Justice Stevens: Gun control case, Gore v. Bush among three biggest ‘errors’ Supreme Court made during his tenure

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in an interview with The New York Times named what he called three of the biggest "errors" the Supreme Court made during his tenure.

He named three of highest-profile cases decided during his tenure on the high court from 1975 to 2010. All three cases were ones he dissented in. 


The first case Stevens cited was the District of Columbia v. Heller, a case that recognized an individual's Second Amendment right to own guns, calling the ruling "as bad as any in my tenure." 

"The combination of its actual practical impact by increasing the use of guns in the country and also the legal reasoning, which I thought was totally unpersuasive, persuaded me that the case is just about as bad as any in my tenure," Stevens told the Times.